quote:Excellent post, Doug, very objective, factual, intelligently written. I, too, am becoming a "progressive non user" of Castrol. But the fact remains that some forms of Castrol do work, and do work well. See my UOA report on Castrol GTX 10w-40 in Suzuki Sidekick. I think it is the Syntec that some people do not like, but the dinosaur GTX Castrol, I do not hear too many negative comments about it. I mean, $8.00 for a gallon jug, and lower wear numbers than many synthetics? Who'd not want such a deal? In the next 6 or 12 months, I will try Chevron and Schaeffer. If they work for me, I will stick with them. If not, I will go back to Castrol GTX.
Originally posted by Doug Hillary: Hi, JohnBrowning - Castrol have been involved in synthetic lubricant manufacture and marketing a very very long time...... I first used Castrol "R Synthetic" 15w-60 ( today a 10w-60 ) a "modern" synthetic, in the 1970s...... A truely excellent product...... .......Castrol has now become a tardy marketing arm of BP and I have watched its actions in Australia which have been most devastating to staff and clients. Others on here from OZ have verified this. Sadly to me they are a "once was" - all the more so after watching their actions here over the now withdrawn German Castrol SLX 0w-30. Many questions still remain unanswered Whilst their products may still be excellent I am no longer a developng user - I'm now a progressive non user.
quote:How come you're using an expensive synthetic oil for the rinse phase instead of a low cost conventional like Pennzoil? What conventional oils do you guys in Australia get anyways? And how much do they cost? Offtopic: my son is obsessed with the movie Finding Nemo, we've been watching it every single day since the DVD came out! I'm just curious, in the movie one of the ways they find out where Nemo was taken, is by the divers mask which gets dropped into the water, with the diver's name and address on it. His address is listed as Sydney, NSW. What is NSW? Is that a province in Australia?
Originally posted by sprintman: I just put Castrol Formula R 5W30 'synthetic' in my Outback yesterday for RX rinse phase. Castrol tech told me zero PAO or ester in this syn (great for RX rinse) but still sell at syn pricing A$50 for 5-litres. Would you trust these guys?
quote:I don't know how Mr. John Browning became the subject of my post. I guess I said the magic word? Fact is: I have zero disslikes as far as other board members go, even ones who have slandered me, who even keeps track? It seems more than a little paranoid of you to assert this, and I am compelled now to veiw your comments about Castrol the same way, delusional. You spew a bunch of analysis about the GIII product market when Castrol found it to be cost-effective to change their base oil. How do you know all this about "APIs backbone" and non-existant lawsuits and what the other motor oil companies were ready to do as far as releasing GIII "synthetics" of their own? Look at the list of GIII products on the market now, your trumpeting of Mobil rings a little hollow as far as nobody is listening. You, John, are placing yourself at odds with a fairly arbitrated settlement and expert testimony and the entirety or the motor oil industry when you make your wild assertions. This nonsense is a waste of the forum member's time. Nothing personal, but you live in a Fantasy World.
TSOA just does not like me or my low opion of Castrol
quote:New South Whales
What is NSW?